• One Hundred Years and Counting: Extension Marks Centennial and Looks to the Future

    One Hundred Years and Counting: Extension Marks Centennial and Looks to the Future

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Ohio State University Extension celebrates the 100th anniversary of the nation’s Cooperative Extension Service on May 8, its leaders hope the occasion provides the opportunity to broaden people’s awareness of what today’s Extension organization has to offer.

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  • OSU Extension Offers Videos, Guidance on Home Food Preservation

    OSU Extension Offers Videos, Guidance on Home Food Preservation

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Linnette Goard has worked with Ohio State University Extension for 30 years. “And I’ve taught more food preservation classes in the last two years than I ever did before,” she said. “People want to know what’s in their food and to control what’s in it.”

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  • Ohio State Research: Fat in Avocado Helps Body Absorb, Convert Vitamin A Nutrients

    Ohio State Research: Fat in Avocado Helps Body Absorb, Convert Vitamin A Nutrients

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The type of fat in avocados not only helps the body absorb carotenoids such as beta-carotene, but it also helps convert them to vitamin A -- a vital function that could reduce severe vitamin A deficiencies in the developing world.

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  • Keith Smith Announces Retirement From OSU Extension

    Keith Smith Announces Retirement From OSU Extension

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Keith L. Smith, director of Ohio State University Extension since 1992, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015.

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Farm Bill Question and Answer Sessions Scheduled for 2014 Farm Science Review
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With the passage of the 2014 farm bill, which authorizes U.S. agricultural and nutrition programs through 2018, major changes are coming to crop safety net programs, said an economist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
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